The House Blessing

It’s been pretty boring lately, but I can’t complain. Everything’s “as good as it gets”. (Beware: the next paragraphs sound like a bored commentator in a chess game tournament.)

Last Saturday’s house blessing was a blast. Things were a little rushed at first, as I struggled with procrastination trying to get things ready for the guests. I moped around the computer, did a little bit of cleaning and started skewering my barbecue by 10am.

Around 11am, I still wasn’t done with the barbecue sticks. I also still had to deal with the sinigang for my mom before she came in. I was actually boiling the water for the soup when my mom came in.

As we started getting food ready, we realized that we didn’t have enough plates for the guests. I had to leave a message to Lucien to get some before he comes home.

This was also the first time to use the barbecue grill, so out I went to try it out. Boy, the barbecue was really good. Too bad it was cooked too soon before the guests arrived. My mom thought it would be wise to put some hotdogs on the grill as well for the kids that will be coming in. We put some corn in as well.

Lucien came just in time before the guests came in and thought it would be great to have our games out for the kids, to keep them entertained. So, he took out our old Playstation console and some other board games.

So, the guests started arriving. My friends were kind enough to help out in the cooking and preparing. One of my friends’ husband was nice enough to take over the barbecue grill for me so I can get the other stuff ready.

The house blessing itself was divine. I was actually touched from all the love I felt within the house…where everybody, including the kids, participated. I thought it was perfect.

I had a good time socializing with some friends I haven’t seen in a long time. It’s been nice reminiscing about past events and how we have progressed throughout the years. It was a shame that everybody had to leave after a few hours.

My mom and another close friend stayed behind and helped clean up. It was nice to know that there are some people you can rely on. We relaxed by the patio afterwards with some jazz music and coffee. All in all, it was a good day.

Good news for today: we finally got our cable internet going. Whee! :)

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2 thoughts on “The House Blessing

  1. I loved my ginisang mungo jumbo prawns, though it was a first attempt at Filipino cooking. Looks like you made shrimp sinigang (maybe that’s what sinigang means? and ginisang means jumbo prawn?)

    Enjoyed reading this Leiza. Seems like a really wonderful time with friends and family. I like those kind of times.

    • Hehe, no. Sinigang is actually a sour soup. It can have one type of anything: shrimp, beef, chicken, pork, or fish. My own preference is pork…what we call sinigang na baboy.

      Ginisang mainly means something that was sauteed…I think! :) Or maybe something made into a soup? I’m not sure, lol. But good to know that you enjoyed our Filipino cooking! :)

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